June 16, 2011 4.07 pm This story is over 148 months old

Horse & Groom still closed, seeks extension

Work in progress: 18 months after closure, the Horse & Groom is seeking an extension for the refurbishment of the pub.

One of Lincoln’s best known pubs will build a new terrace, if a planning application is accepted by City of Lincoln Council.

The Horse & Groom pub on Carholme Road has been closed since January 2010 and is currently being refurbished.

Enterprise Inns, the pub’s owners, have submitted a planning application to the City Council to construct a new terraced area on the 18th century building.

According to a City Council document, the proposal is: “Erection of a single storey extension to south west elevation, to include doors and a raised terraced area with railings, and alterations to ramped access to side, north east elevation.”

It was a popular gay bar until 2007 when it became a live music venue. A revamp for the building was confirmed in October 2010.

The pub also received approval in January 2011 for a planning application that will see large umbrellas installed in the garden area, as well as seeing the internal lounge area extended.

Once completed, the pub’s focus will be on serving food—but it’s unknown at this stage when the pub will reopen.

Along with the Ye Olde Crowne on Clasketgate, which is undergoing refurbishment, this is the second pub owned by Enterprise Inns in Lincoln that is currently looking for new management.

The only pub owned by the organisation that is still open in Lincoln is The Plough Boy, located on Burton Road.

— Enterprise Inns did not respond to The Lincolnite‘s request for comment by the time of publishing.

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